I am heading home next month to SCOTLAND to photograph Paul + Arlenes BIG DAY!! I cannot wait and not only that, I am extremely flattered and honored that they asked me to photograph their wedding day. Did I mention that Paul is like my favorite cousin :) and his parents are AWESOME!! Seeing my Uncle Ken in a kilt for the first time in my life is a sweet enough visual treat but to be asked to photograph the festivities and maybe what lies underneath a scotsman kilt (just kidding) is a real honour (and I am spelling honour the scottish way) looks weird! anyway.......hoho! I was home in October and took advantage of the amazing autumn colors and historical backdrops my country has to offer. I met Paul and Arlene at Brigadoon, where the famous Rabbie Burns Monument lives amongst some amazing scottish landscapes.
Robert Burns, a famous scottish poet (25 January 1759 – 21 July 1796) was born just around the corner from where we met up, unfortunately the house where he was born was surrounded by scaffolding, so no pictures there. He is the best known of the poets who have written in the scots language and he is most known for the poem and song Auld Lang Syne fittingly sung at the end of a Scottish Wedding Celebration. He is also the reason we scottish folks eat Haggis traditionally once a year on his birthdate and if you are lucky enough to be invited to a burns supper, you will celebrate his life with scotch whisky, haggis and the recitation of Burns' poetry and if its super posh, a wee bit of dancing aka a ceilidh :)
Anyways, thats the history part over.....here are some awesome shots of Paul and Arlene. I do have to mention P+A are getting wed where I got married, the Piersland House Hotel which used to be the private residence of Johnnie Walker ( I know that name does not need introduction) :)
See you both soon!!
The awesome view!!